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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jun 2, 2011 12:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Grateful Dead...

WOW, oh WOW!!

Perhaps, it is the new computer with new Altecs. Or, perhaps, it is the crystallinieness of the high-hat on the ONE drum kit. Or, perhaps, it is hearing Phil so acutely and he is NOT dropping bombs, just chugga-chuggin' (chooglin', I believe, in some parts). Or, perhaps, it is the lack of a constant keyboard instrument muddying up overall sound. BUT, WOW, oh WOW! The clarity is amazing. I keep looking behind my monitor for Pigpen, "...Wrooong with you, it hurrrrts me, too..."

This is a four-disc set of the Dead's last big run at the Fillmore East. This is the band as a rock-n-roll band! If you like Port Chester, I think you will like this. A well-spent 20-odd bucks.

Here is a soundboard of the first night:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1971-04-25.sbd.matera.113038.sbeok.flac16

The disc has MUCH more sonicshine to it.

Enjoy,
TOOTMO

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Jun 2, 2011 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Grateful Dead...

I am not a super big fan of early 1971, but this is an excellent release from a great run.

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jun 2, 2011 4:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Grateful Dead...

I like the little tunes more than the jams when it comes to L&G.

My favorite tracks include BIODTL, Me & Bob McGee, UJB, SMBH, Casey Jones, C,R&S, and 2nd Emotion. Not a big fan of the Dark Star, NFA > GDTRFB, Dew, etc.

I think we all like the H2H.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jun 2, 2011 2:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Grateful Dead...

Also one of my favorite releases. My highlights are the fine H2H, a salty Rub (Ain't it Crazy) and a rare, stinging Second That Emotion from Garcia. Billy rules this entire night.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jun 2, 2011 1:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Grateful Dead...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1971-04-26.113839.sbd.smith.boswell.flac16

Yeah baby.

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Poster: vapors Date: Jun 8, 2011 2:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Grateful Dead...

I have really enjoyed the four disc release since it came out, and thanks to this thread I’ve had great fun filling in the blanks listening to some more.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1971-04-28.sbd.miller.106099.flac16

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jun 3, 2011 4:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Grateful Dead...

None of the songs on Ladies and Gentlemen were from this date. Kind of makes you wonder why there is only one transfer of the show here and why it says that on the one that you linked.

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Poster: buscameby Date: Jun 2, 2011 2:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Grateful Dead...

I think this is my favorite release of the GD. The Midnite Hr is so Pig ON.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jun 2, 2011 3:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Grateful Dead...

I completely agree about Midnight Hour. Sadly the last time they played it with Pig.

This post was modified by elbow1126 on 2011-06-02 22:54:00

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 2, 2011 4:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Grateful Dead...

which should have remained the last time. i never liked bob doing pig songs

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jun 3, 2011 4:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Grateful Dead...

Last Alligator too, which they did not turn into a Bob song. I don't think they ever attempted to play an Pig originals after he left. Just the covers like Midnight Hour, Good Lovin' and Lovelight. I guess i have less of a problem with Bob wanted to bring back those songs as they didn't really belong to Pig. I think in the case of MH and Lovelight they were also initially brought back as part of the Etta James appearances which also kind of makes sense.

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Jun 3, 2011 8:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Grateful Dead...

Lovelight came back at the Moscone Center in May of '82. I wonder if that is what inspired them to do the Etta James sets.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-05-28.sbd.skinner.11362.sbeok.shnf

This show was so cool, Bobby spitting all over Boz Scags. Boz Scags getting freaked by the reaction of the Deadheads when they broke out LL..I suspect he didn't see crowd reactions like that at one of his gigs.

This post was modified by Little Sense on 2011-06-04 03:33:42

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jun 4, 2011 10:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Grateful Dead...

Ha! Missed that one. Thanks for providing the historical accuracy and a little personal perspective. I suspect the place went nuts when they heard the opening notes. I wonder what inspired them to bust it out that night? They didn't do it again until NYE and then waited until '84 to start playing it.